FIMI-SMI has a team of domain experts having hands on rich experience, knowledge and insight into the regulatory & policy framework and international sustainable mining practices. Based on SMI’s expertise and high-level engagements with both the Government and the industry, SMI offers customized solutions to mining companies in their growth journey towards sustainability.

Environmental Change Detection & Land-Use- Land-Cover (LULC) Study

SMI undertakes comprehensive study assignments to assess the impact of mining projects on the environment over a period (pre-mining to present condition) through satellite imageries. These environmental mapping studies can be done for individual mines as well as for clusters at a regional level.

Objective: To identify and assess the impact of the mine on environment and its various components viz., green cover, air, water (ground as well as surface water), agriculture, noise, ground vibration, etc.

Methodology: Study of LULC change pattern using satellite imageries, field surveys, extensive primary and secondary data collection.

SMI undertook a comprehensive scientific study titled “Strategic Assessment & Management Plan for mining in Aravalli range of Rajasthan". The study covered 15 districts of Rajasthan through which the Aravalli range is passing. This study is one of its kind and brought out the actual impacts of mining on environment, forest, desertification, ground water as well as the socio-economic impacts in the region using satellite imagery.

Innovations – Drone applications in mining

SMI has identified critical areas where drones can significantly add value for mining projects and attempted to bridge the demand-supply gap.

Through partnership with drone companies, SMI is addressing the need for drone- based survey and monitoring business, locational intelligence applications for mining industry.

Sustainability Review / Audits and Assistance for Star Rating

SMI has completed numerous sustainability audits for mines belonging to prominent companies. For details on services offered, please click HERE.